Former Arsenal player, Ray Parlour, says the team is “a million miles away” from winning the Premier League.
TheEcho reports that the North London team started the 2019/20 campaign on an excellent note by winning their first two matches against Newcastle and Burnley.
The Gunners finished fifth last season, trailing 28 points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and it is the opinion of Parlour that it would be premature to think of Arsenal giving the Champions a serious challenge this season.
“I heard a few shows yesterday saying we can challenge for the league, but they’re a million miles away from Man City and Liverpool at the moment, if I‘m honest.
“How many Arsenal players would get into the Liverpool team?
“The most important think is getting back into the Champions League. Maybe they could push a bit higher, but if they get fourth place this season I’d be delighted.
“A lot of fans gave their season tickets back this summer. There were no signings and if you want to get in that top four you need to get players in to give them a chance of competing.
“At one stage it looked like Arsenal weren’t going to get anybody, it was a bit worrying.
“In the end it was a decent transfer window for Arsenal and a lot of fans are excited about going into the new season.
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“But they are so far behind Manchester City and Liverpool at the moment.
“They’ve started well with a good away win at Newcastle and they got the job done at the weekend against Burnley, but really they are two games they were expected to win, so I’m not getting carried away,” Parlour told TalkSport.